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ERIC Number: ED624983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Sep-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2291-0840
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Differences in Tenure Status and Feelings of Fairness in Hiring and Promotions among Male and Female Faculty in Canadian Universities. Insights on Canadian Society. Catalogue No. 75-006-X
Uppal, Sharanjit; Hango, Darcy
Statistics Canada
This study uses 2019 data from the University and College Academic Staff System to examine gender differences in tenure status among faculty in Canadian universities. It also uses the Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and Researchers to examine feelings of fairness in hiring and promotions. (1) In 2019, almost 6 in 10 full-time university faculty members in Canada were men. Male university faculty are older and more likely to be full professors than women; (2) Female faculty are less likely to be in tenured positions than male faculty. In 2019, less than two thirds (63%) of female faculty held such positions, compared with three quarters (75%) of their male counterparts; (3) Once multiple factors associated with tenure were considered (including time since completion of the highest degree and the highest level of education), the gender gap in tenure was reduced. However, women remained less likely to be in tenured positions than men (68% versus 71%); (4) Female faculty were less likely to feel that hiring was fair and equitable at their institution. Specifically, around 20% of women surveyed disagreed or strongly disagreed that hiring was fair and equitable at their institution, compared with 12% of men; (5) Women (23%) were also more likely than men (14%) to state that they disagreed or strongly disagreed that promotions were fair and equitable at their institution; and (6) Other groups that were less likely to feel that hiring was fair and equitable included faculty belonging to racialized groups, faculty members with a disability and sexual minority female faculty. In addition, faculty members with a disability and women who belong to racialized groups were less likely to feel promotions were fair and equitable. [This study was funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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